Love is a language all its own – and this Valentine’s Day, why not let your heart do the talking with this easy paper heart craft?
Create a unique keepsake that your loved one can cherish for years to come. Whether you plan to use it as a Valentine’s Day decoration or give it as a heartfelt gift, this craft is easy and fun! Let’s craft a lasting love!
- Watercolor paper
- Solid tempera paint sticks
- Black permanent marker
- Pipe Cleaners
- Wooden Beads
- Clothes Spins
- Crafting Tape
- Oval Tracing Template
Step 1: Cut out a heart shape and color it pink
Cut out a heart shape from watercolor paper or any thicker paper such as cardboard, and color it pink or red – whatever you like! You can use solid tempera sticks or crayons.
Step 2: It’s all about the little details
Use a black permanent marker to draw the cutest face! Draw two arched lines for the eyes and add a big smile! Remember to draw the cheeks too! You can also choose to skip this step and glue big googly eyes instead.
Step 3: Color the clothespins!
Find your clothespins and get creative! Use bright colors to make them stand out, or use glitter and sequins to make them sparkle. You can also use solid tempera sticks or acrylic paint to color them and make them look as lovely as you want. If you prefer, you can also leave them as they are. Your imagination is the limit, so have fun and make them look unique!
Step 4: Let’s create the arms!
Choose two pipe cleaners of different colors and twist them together. Once the pipe cleaners are joined, cut the twisted pipe cleaner in half. Twisting the pipe cleaner helps improve your child’s fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Next, add two beads at the end of the pipe-cleaners. These will be the hands of the heart craft!
Step 5: Secure the arms!
Securing the arms of your heart craft is easy and can be done using tape or hot glue, whichever you prefer.
Once the arms are secure, fold them slightly to give the craft a more natural shape. You can shorten the arms to the desired length. Experiment and play around with the arms until you find the perfect length. Once the arms are in place, your heart craft is almost ready to be displayed!
Step 7: Make it stand up!
Using clothespins can be a great way to strengthen your child’s fine motor skills. Start by asking your child to open the clothespin and attach it to the bottom of the heart. Once they have secured the clothespin, repeat the same steps on the other side of the heart. Attaching the clothespins will help them to practice their pinching and gripping skills. And who knew that clothespins could be used as legs?!
With just a few simple steps, you created a unique, eye-catching craft that will last many years.This easy paper heart craft is a great way to show your love for someone special in your life or to add a touch of beauty to any room. Plus, it’s an inexpensive project that won’t take too long.
For a complete step-by-step tutorial, visit LuluMake’s youtube channel.